Yoder among 12 honored for their advocacy, leadership and impact surrounding women’s initiatives
COLUMBUS, OH – At its recent Women, Wealth and Wellness Conference, The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) honored Annie Yoder, Principal, Advisory & Consulting Services at Rea & Associates, for exhibiting extraordinary leadership, community involvement, mentorship and innovation in women’s initiatives. In its inaugural year, the Power of Change recognition program seeks to honor individuals who are advocates for women’s initiatives in the workplace and business community, serve as mentors or role models, make a significant impact on their communities or break barriers for other women. A committee of OSCPA members and staff selected the honorees from a pool of nominees put forward by their colleagues and co-workers.
“The research shows there is a phenomenon taking place in which women are leading their organizations in things like compassion, inclusion and equity. But too often they are leading from the middle or back of their organizations and not from their rightful places at the front,” said OSCPA President & CEO Scott Wiley, CAE. “At OSCPA, we are invested in seeing women succeed, and we know the future of business depends on prioritizing the issues and topics women are emphasizing. The Power of Change honor offers well-deserved recognition to exceptional leaders who make significant contributions every day to their organizations and communities. We’re honored to applaud this incredible class of honorees who are breaking down barriers to success, recognition and impact at both the individual and organizational levels.”
Yoder was recognized along with other 2022 Power of Change honorees from across Ohio including: Kelli Bernstein, CPA (Meaden & Moore), Betty Collins, CPA (Brady Ware & Company), Mary Kim Elkins, CPA, J.D. (Eaton Corporation), Dani Gisondo, CPA (Marcum LLP), Ebonie Jackson, CPA (Lucas County Children Services), Lori Kaiser, CPA, CGMA (Kaiser Consulting), Michal Marcus (HFLA of Northeast Ohio), Donna Sciarappa, CPA (RSM US LLP), Rachel Wojtkun, CPA (Grant Thornton LLP), Jennifer Yaross, CPA (Nationwide), and Kim Zavislak, CPA (KPMG LLP).
Rea & Associates, Inc. is an Ohio-based ‘Top 100’ CPA and consulting firm with about 400 professionals. Since 1938, Rea has provided a wide range of accounting services to businesses, individuals with means and those with dreams. Today, the firm is the go-to resource for thousands of businesses nationwide. Rea offers a brighter way to its clients in the construction & real estate, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and not-for-profit industries. The firm provides expertise in accounting and related advisory services, audit, benefit plan design and administration, valuation & transaction advisory services, cybersecurity & data protection services, HR consulting services, and tax services. For more information about Rea & Associates, please visit www.reacpa.com.